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Old 03-20-2009, 12:54 AM   #41
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We have a head sitting in my shop that one of there people was changing a air filter dropped a bolt could not find it, replaced it..... Well guess what it was in the head.
I've dropped my airbox mount screws before but they always land in the airbox or on the secondary throttle bodies which are closed. . . My lil antenna style magnet (retractable) works like a charm
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:21 AM   #42
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tell you what you can go to them and come and see me when the f*ck your up. We have had SOOOO many bikes come to us with so much stuff they did wrong. I have seen brake calipers not put back into the groove and lock up rear wheels, axel nuts not re tightened. By the way there is also chain and brake on rear, included in a rear tire change is chain adjustment, clean and lube. I can tell you for a FACT with what we pay our tecs we are not making money hand over fist. It takes AT LEAST 45 min to change a rear tire, and that is if everything goes right.
my response is BULLSHIT! if it takes your shop 45 mins to change a tire then somone is strokin it BIG time I've never had my axel nut or pinch bolts not retightened, as far as having them do other work read the post it ain't happening chief. I said I can fix it faster and cheaper, you guys use a shop time manual for alot of jobs to charge the customer same as every other stealership, not callin the kettle black here just stating a fact, if you don't like that then you can go find you a corner and you asswhipes do it over what I charge when your A/C doesn't work like I'm tryin to rip you off, I stopped using a flat rate book years ago because I charge less and get it done faster than what the flate rate book says and always pass that on, stealerships don't if the shop rate manual says it takes 3 hours to change an air filter but your tech has it down to a 20 min deal you still charge the 3 hours so well hmmmmm
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:49 AM   #43
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I found a HUGE screw in my tire after riding yesterday. I'm waaayy paranoid about pluggin them because I've never done it before. Dropped $250 for a new Dunlop front tire. I was wondering how many of you just plug them up and go with it? This tire only had 3100 miles on it. Tread was still great. me off to just trash it and get a new one.
I'm all for plugging it... I've ridden thousands on a good mushroom plug... BUT front tires a little iffy. I'd only ride on it as long as it takes to get a new one. After all its a bit more important when you are riding and braking than the rear to me.
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